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    Exclamation too.. ..to

    Hi
    The bridge isn't wide. We can't drive over it.
    The bridge isn't wide enough to drive over it.
    The bridge is too narrow to drive over it.
    The bridge isn't too wide to drive over it.
    What is wrong with these? and the last one in particular..
    Thanks :)

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    1- It's OK, but the addition of 'enough' would improve it.
    2&3 Fine, but some might prefer them without the pronoun at the end.
    4- Not logical- how can a bridge be too wide to drive over?

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    The last sentence NOT too wide.so we will Not be able to drive,we need a very eide one.

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    Sorry, I got it .but imagin that situation with me . your driving a huge truck telling me that we need a realy huge bridge ot be able to cross with such vehicle.I'm telling you that the coming bridge is wide ,infact too wide than we need, so don't worry.But when you see it you relize that i'm exaggeration.and it is not too wide. so you'r saying"The bridge isn't too wide to drive over it."
    does it still" Not logical"

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    It still doesn't work for for me- not too wide = fairly narrow. I don't see the context as repairing this- it would still be 'not wide enough'.

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    Additionally, "it" isn't required. The following are ungrammatical:

    The bridge isn't wide enough to drive over it.
    The bridge is too narrow to drive over it.
    The bridge isn't too wide to drive over it.

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    Thanks guys and merry christmas.

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